You don’t have to be young and flexible to do yoga. In fact, the ancient practice is perfect for seniors who want to keep their mind sharp, muscles strong and stress at bay. Recent studies have found that yoga is a great addition to other forms of physical exercise for older adults thanks to its focus on calming the mind while moving the body.
Thanks to advancements in technology, today’s senior has more opportunities than ever to stay healthy and active and be better connected with family and friends. Growing older in a high-tech world means you can communicate with loved ones faster and easier, track your health and fitness goals, and continue to enjoy your favorite activities, like reading and exploring your community, with ease.
It may be the smallest room in your home, but it’s certainly not the safest. According the Centers for Disease Control, every year about 200,000 people visit emergency rooms due to injuries sustained in the bathroom. In fact, about 70% of injuries at home happen in the bathroom. … Read More
It’s one of the most important vitamins we need for strong bones and teeth and can help protect us from a myriad of health conditions including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s. Yet, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), most people over 50 aren’t getting the recommended daily dose of this powerhouse nutrient: Vitamin D.
One of the greatest gifts of growing older is the emotional strength that comes with learning how to navigate life’s ups and downs. But although we may get wiser and less rattled by challenges as we age, it doesn’t make us immune to worry and fear. In fact, current medical research has shown that seniors are more likely to suffer from anxiety than depression or dementia.… Read More